“I am proud to have accomplished a lot during my first term in office.
When I was elected in 2011, I promised that I would get things done and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. With your support, I’ll continue my work on behalf of the people of our city. I am confident that we can build a better city for ourselves and our families.” – David Oh
– Created a tax credit ($15,000 over 3 years) for employers who hire returning veterans
– Created a law protecting new mothers from being fired or harassed simply for pumping breast milk at work and requiring that they be provided a reasonable accommodation, if available
– Increased penalties for those who intentionally deface or damage our city’s war memorials, monuments and public art
– Created a law that closes a loophole that prevents improperly registered vehicles from being towed and allows the owner to avoid paying parking fines
– Introduced a bill, and overrode the Mayor’s veto, to appropriate $64 million for the Philadelphia Firefighters contract that helped end wasteful spending and useless court appeals
– Introduced a bill to reduce the Wage & Net Profits Tax by $100 million over eleven years
– Introduced a bill to efficiently collect delinquent taxes rather than increase taxes on those who do pay.
– Introduced a bill to fix the City’s flawed pension system
– Introduced a bill to reform the governance structure of our public schools by applying global best practices
– Introduced an amendment to the proposed 2014 Budget to cut $74 million in unidentified, over appropriations
– Introduced an amendment to the proposed 2013 Budget to cut $48 million in unidentified, over appropriations
– Introduced a bill to empower the Streets Department to compel owners of deteriorated roads and bridges to repair them
– Brought the Mayor of Incheon, South Korea to Philadelphia to seek mutually beneficial trade and investment
– Established PHL LIVE Center Stage to promote jobs and opportunities in Philadelphia’s music industry
– Established the annual Youth Non-Profit Symposium to bring private funders to non-profits that serve children
– Advocated for improving veterans healthcare at the Philadelphia regional VA
– Introduced a resolution and advocated with state legislature for 300 new taxi medallions and $125 million for the City
– Introduced a resolution urging Mayor Nutter to examine the feasibility of obtaining an LNG Export license
– Organized symposium on the development of natural gas industry and LNG exports here in Philadelphia
– Held Philadelphia’s first comprehensive Hearing on how to make our city more competitive on a global basis
– Established the Black Film Advisory Committee (BFAC)
– Worked to increase commerce, trade, tourism and investment with Ambassadors, Consul Generals and Trade Officials of many different countries
– Travelled to Korea at my own expense to promote Philadelphia as an International business and investment location, as well as, an international sports, arts, culture and innovation destination
– Established an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Philadelphia, Independence Hall and the Korean Independence Center for the 100 year anniversary of the Declaration of Korean independence.
– Hosted fundraisers for Wild Bill Guarnere Memorial Statue, US Army Special Forces Association, Medal of Honor recipient Jon Cavaiani, as well as, veterans and active duty military serving overseas
– Introduced a resolution to implement Smart Cities and Smart Aging initiatives in Philadelphia
SAMPLE OF EVENTS & INITIATIVES
Beef & Beer Fundraiser for the 'Wild Bill' Guarnere Memorial Statue
2014 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (3rd Annual)
PHL LIVE Center Stage
Black Film Advisory Committee: Documentary Film-making
2013 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (2nd Annual)
Fundraiser for Jon Cavaiani, an American Hero
African American B2B
Black Film Advisory Committee: How to Fund Your Film
Push Across America
Black Film Advisory Committee: Return of 'The Set'
4th Annual 82nd Airborne Division Association Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Black Film Advisory Committee: The Next Step
2012 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (1st Annual)
History, Reflection, and Empowerment
Beef & Beer Fundraiser for the 'Wild Bill' Guarnere Memorial StatueWilliam "Wild Bill" Guarnere, a South Philadelphia native, was a member of Easy Company in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army in WWII. It was in Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded in action, suffering the loss of his leg while trying to save a friend, Joe Toye. He returned home decorated with the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. Guarnere became a popular advocate of wounded soldiers, supporter of war efforts, and wrote the book, "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story" with longtime friend and fellow veteran, Babe Heffron. He was portrayed by actor Frank John Hughes in the 2001 HBO miniseries, Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Sculptor Chad Fisher, known recently for his sculptures of NFL Films very own, Steve Sabol and for the Flyer's coach, Fred Shero, contacted the Guarnere Family to help immortalize Wild Bill with a Bronze Statue. Chad graciously offered to complete this statue charging only for the cost of the materials. Our goal is to raise the necessary funds to make this possible. With your help, William "Wild Bill" Guarnere will be around forever, in our hearts and in our minds.We hope to soon look upon a larger than life sized statue of this great man right here in Philadelphia! Thank you for helping us remember this iconic hero!
2014 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (3rd Annual)The Office of Councilman David Oh will host the 3rd Annual Youth Non-Profit Symposium at Peirce College (1420 Pine St.), Wednesday, December 10th, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The goal of the Symposium is to connect youth focused non-profits with corporations and foundations that provide funding to help fulfill their missions. The Symposium will involve a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and a networking session to reveal various ways to obtain funding and achieve a greater impact on Philadelphia's youth. Please use the hashtag #PHL14YNS on social media!
2013 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (2nd Annual)The Office of Councilman David Oh will host the 2nd Annual Youth Nonproift Symposium at Peirce College, Wednesday, December 11th, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The goal of the sympoisum is to bring youth servicing nonprofit representatives to meet with various corporations and departments that provide funding. The distringuished panel of funders will discuss the funding opportunities provided by their respective organization. Following the large panel, nonprofit representatives will have the opportunity to visit smaller breakout sessions with each panelist for more in-depth Q&A. Join us for an informative discussion on funding for nonprofits!
Black Film Advisory Committee: How to Fund Your FilmThe Office of Councilman David Oh is hosting a panel discussion that will provide filmmakers with valuable information on funding film projects. The panel consists of individuals representing companies and organizations that provide funding for films and documentaries. Join us for this informative discussion and great networking opportunity!
Push Across America"Paralympian Ryan Chalmers will push over 3,000 miles through 16 states and 4 timezones to reach New York in 71 days" Ryan is traveling from California to New York in his racing wheelchair to build awareness of the potential for people with disabilities. Join Councilman David Oh, The Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities, Liberty Resources Inc., Art in Motion, The Sierra Group Academy and Vison for EQuality in welcoming Ryan. Performances and Appearances by: Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz, The Sierra Group Academy and the Philly Phanatic!
Black Film Advisory Committee: Return of 'The Set'Come out to Councilman David Oh's Black Film Advisory Committee's next event, "Return of 'The Set'." Enjoy a night of mixing and mingling with other professionals in the film industry in Philadelphia. Whether it's food, filmmaking, makeup, set design or fashion, professionals involved in "The Set" will join to network! Free catered event for the public and open to all filmmakers and individuals in the film industry. RSVP to attend, space is limited! Tiffany E. Green (Silver Linings Playbook) will be the emcee alongside... DJ Taaj who will be providing the music throughout the night. Featuring three films by four Philly filmmakers! Michael Dennis "Black Film Now" Jon Kaufman & El Sawyer "Pull of Gravity" Devin Hampton "Silky"